transporting bikes - by bike ...

slowbike
slowbike Posts: 8,498
edited March 2014 in Road general
I plan to do a bit more riding with my Dad this year.
Problem is that he doesn't have a reasonable road bike ... whilst I have a "spare" I'm setting it up for TTing so can't really do a long term lend ..
But ... I can lend it to him for a ride ..

However, he lives 10 miles from me - and I'd quite like the ride over & back as it'll work me a bit more ... so how can I sensibly transport the spare whilst I ride?

I'm thinking there must be a bracket to go in the front wheel QR that could attach to the back of my CX - I have a rack on there so happy to modify that .. I'd then need to stabilise the top as well ... but can't help think that it'll just twist to the side like those badly mounted child bike trailers ...

I suppose the best idea would be to have a fork with dropouts that would fit over the rear dropouts of the front bike - fit it in with a QR and strap the front wheel somewhere else ... but that won't happen ...

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  • lancew
    lancew Posts: 680
    I took a wheel on my back the other day, just put it onto a back pack through the stretch bands. I've seen couriers do the same thing with empty frames, so if you have rack why not put the frame on your back and the wheels on your rack? Just need a bag that you can strap it with and some bungee chords to attach it to your rack.
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  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    hmm ... I may have to do something with the front wheel off and attach the fork to the rack of the bike in front - that should help with the stability too ...
    I don't think I'd want to carry the bike on my back - I carry a small rucksack to work and whilst that's comfortable I don't particularly enjoy it ... don't really want to put a whole frame on there!
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,471
    Saw some numpty riding a fixed in heavy traffic through Cardiff city centre whilst pushing a road bike with his left hand. I wouldn't recommend it though!

    Ideally you want something like this http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Peruzzo-Trail-Angel_53542.htm but I doubt they make them that work with a full size bike :?
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
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  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    Pross wrote:
    Saw some numpty riding a fixed in heavy traffic through Cardiff city centre whilst pushing a road bike with his left hand. I wouldn't recommend it though!

    Ideally you want something like this http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Peruzzo-Trail-Angel_53542.htm but I doubt they make them that work with a full size bike :?

    If it was a couple of miles I'd push it with my left hand ... it's not - it's 10 and I can't shorten it ... so yer - I guess it'd need to be something like the child clipon version - I bet it'd fit ... but I'm not spending £60 to find out ... the only issue I have with those is that with a child on top the rear bike is always canted over at 30 degrees ....
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    Moonbiker wrote:
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    Yes - the old way of carrying your spare wheels to a race - used by many to carry TT wheels to an event ... doesn't transport the frame though ...
  • Buckie2k5
    Buckie2k5 Posts: 600
    carry a bike on a bike.. i wonder how many youtube hits that will get. ;)
  • sebo900
    sebo900 Posts: 14
    I once took apart two whole bikes I bought and loaded them onto my pannier with nothing more then some bungy cables you would be awfully surprised just how much stuff you can carry on a bike tbh and you can easily bungy multiple wheels to your back
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    I think you should ask this guy

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    He'd probably rig something up to carry a bikes no problem :o

    Bet that bike handles even worse than one with aero wheels in a cross wind though
  • Velonutter
    Velonutter Posts: 2,437
    In the 70's I used to live in Worcester Park and cycled up to Herne Hill on my road bike whilst holding my track Bike by the stem, it was really quite easy and at traffic lights there was no need to unclip.

    At that time the police were red hot on slicks for tyres, so it would have been a deffo pull if you road your silk Clements track tyres on the road.

    Haven't tried it for a long while, but I reckon I could still do it now.

    BTW that photo of the rider with the wheel carrier was Horace Mount from the Surrey Roads CC who I used t ride with,
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Slowbike wrote:
    I plan to do a bit more riding with my Dad this year.
    Problem is that he doesn't have a reasonable road bike ... whilst I have a "spare" I'm setting it up for TTing so can't really do a long term lend ..
    But ... I can lend it to him for a ride ..

    You can't forgo some time trialing to loan your own father a bike? Pitiful, sad, ungrateful, selfish, and about 100 other things I won't mention. :roll: :roll:
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    dennisn wrote:
    Slowbike wrote:
    I plan to do a bit more riding with my Dad this year.
    Problem is that he doesn't have a reasonable road bike ... whilst I have a "spare" I'm setting it up for TTing so can't really do a long term lend ..
    But ... I can lend it to him for a ride ..

    You can't forgo some time trialing to loan your own father a bike? Pitiful, sad, ungrateful, selfish, and about 100 other things I won't mention. :roll: :roll:
    Eh? I don't need to forgo anything ? Selfish and ungrateful ? What?!
    Twonk
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    dennisn wrote:
    Slowbike wrote:
    I plan to do a bit more riding with my Dad this year.
    Problem is that he doesn't have a reasonable road bike ... whilst I have a "spare" I'm setting it up for TTing so can't really do a long term lend ..
    But ... I can lend it to him for a ride ..

    You can't forgo some time trialing to loan your own father a bike? Pitiful, sad, ungrateful, selfish, and about 100 other things I won't mention. :roll: :roll:

    What an unreasonable thing to say! There's about 100 things wrong with this that are surely obvious.

    @Slowbike - if you are planning on doing these rides with your Dad regularly, then under the circumstances you describe I doubt that there is any satisfactory solution. Really you'd be better off just sourcing him a used bike. £100 would probably do the job if you can do a bit of fettling.
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  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Slowbike wrote:
    dennisn wrote:
    Slowbike wrote:
    I plan to do a bit more riding with my Dad this year.
    Problem is that he doesn't have a reasonable road bike ... whilst I have a "spare" I'm setting it up for TTing so can't really do a long term lend ..
    But ... I can lend it to him for a ride ..

    You can't forgo some time trialing to loan your own father a bike? Pitiful, sad, ungrateful, selfish, and about 100 other things I won't mention. :roll: :roll:
    Eh? I don't need to forgo anything ? Selfish and ungrateful ? What?!
    Twonk

    You have a spare, he doesn't have a "reasonable" bike. He wants to ride with you. You claim you want to ride with him. Loan him the bike. He would do it for you. Use your other bike for BOTH TT'ing and road riding. It's been done before, this using a standard road bike in a time trial. :roll: So what if you're a minute or two off? Does it really matter? Who cares? :?
  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    dennisn wrote:
    Slowbike wrote:
    dennisn wrote:
    Slowbike wrote:
    I plan to do a bit more riding with my Dad this year.
    Problem is that he doesn't have a reasonable road bike ... whilst I have a "spare" I'm setting it up for TTing so can't really do a long term lend ..
    But ... I can lend it to him for a ride ..

    You can't forgo some time trialing to loan your own father a bike? Pitiful, sad, ungrateful, selfish, and about 100 other things I won't mention. :roll: :roll:
    Eh? I don't need to forgo anything ? Selfish and ungrateful ? What?!
    Twonk

    You have a spare, he doesn't have a "reasonable" bike. He wants to ride with you. You claim you want to ride with him. Loan him the bike. He would do it for you. Use your other bike for BOTH TT'ing and road riding. It's been done before, this using a standard road bike in a time trial. :roll: So what if you're a minute or two off? Does it really matter? Who cares? :?

    Den I know you're getting on a bit but why don't you read the whole original post first? The guy is lending his dad the bike...the question is how to get it over there!
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  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    DesWeller wrote:
    dennisn wrote:
    Slowbike wrote:
    dennisn wrote:
    Slowbike wrote:
    I plan to do a bit more riding with my Dad this year.
    Problem is that he doesn't have a reasonable road bike ... whilst I have a "spare" I'm setting it up for TTing so can't really do a long term lend ..
    But ... I can lend it to him for a ride ..

    You can't forgo some time trialing to loan your own father a bike? Pitiful, sad, ungrateful, selfish, and about 100 other things I won't mention. :roll: :roll:
    Eh? I don't need to forgo anything ? Selfish and ungrateful ? What?!
    Twonk

    You have a spare, he doesn't have a "reasonable" bike. He wants to ride with you. You claim you want to ride with him. Loan him the bike. He would do it for you. Use your other bike for BOTH TT'ing and road riding. It's been done before, this using a standard road bike in a time trial. :roll: So what if you're a minute or two off? Does it really matter? Who cares? :?

    Den I know you're getting on a bit but why don't you read the whole original post first? The guy is lending his dad the bike...the question is how to get it over there!

    No one has a car, in this family? I don't think so. This is all about someone who won't loan their father a bike because they think they won't amount to anything or can't deal with life without their TT bike.
    Loan him the TT bike on a sort of permanent basis and use your other bike for everything. How difficult can that be? How selfish and self centered can you be? It's your father. :?
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    dennisn wrote:
    No one has a car, in this family? I don't think so.

    This is the UK. We aren't all dependant on cars like you might be in the States. Plenty of people don't have cars. If they do, plenty have cars that you can't put bicycles in. You assume an awful lot about things of which you have no knowledge of whatsoever.
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  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    Dennis, I didn't have a car for years and had to carry all kinds of weird stuff on bikes - including, on one memorable occasion, a 7ft Victoria plum tree in one pannier for 10 miles. So it's entirely possible that he's car-less.

    You remind me of the Americans who looked at me in utter horror when I mentioned that I used the city bus to get in and out of Memphis.
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